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      Erika Christensen

      Erika Christensen

      Highest Rated: 92% Kimi (2022)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 19, 1982

      Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

      Actress Erika Christensen first caught attention with an award-winning performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" (2000) before taking center stage in "Swimfan" (2002), "The Tortured" (2010) and "The Case for Christ" (2017) and landing the recurring role of Julia in family drama "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010-15). Born in Seattle, WA in 1982 to Scientologist parents, Erika Christensen moved with her family to Los Angeles aged four and after appearing in various commercials made her screen debut in "Leave It to Beaver" (1997). Following guest spots on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004), "The Practice" (NBC, 1997-04) and "Nothing Sacred" (ABC, 1997-98), Christensen co-starred in Disney sci-fi "Can of Worms" (1999) and was cast as the youngest daughter of a 17th Century Puritan family in sitcom "Thanks" (CBS, 1999). Her big break came when she landed the role of Caroline Wakefield, the drug-addicted daughter of Michael Douglas' Ohio judge, in the Oscar-nominated "Traffic" (2000). Christensen subsequently shared top billing with Busy Philipps as a school shooting survivor in "Home Room" (2002), starred as Jesse Bradford's stalker in teen movie "Swimfan" (2002) and played Susan Sarandon's daughter in groupie comedy "The Banger Sisters" (2002). She continued her prolific streak with the roles of romantic lead Cate in contemporary adaptation "Wuthering Heights" (2003), gifted student Anna in high school heist "The Perfect Score" (2004) and the girlfriend of a death-obsessed artist in horror "Riding with the Bullet" (2004). Christensen then appeared on screen with her brother Dane in rom-com "The Upside of Anger" (2005), starred alongside Elizabeth Banks and Maria Bello in dysfunctional family drama "The Sisters" (2005) and played a flight attendant in airborne mystery "Flightplan" (2005) before returning to the small screen as nanny Mae Anderson in interweaving New York series "Six Degrees" (ABC, 2006-07). Christensen then added to her filmography with the parts of rape victim Mona in vigilante dramedy "Gardener of Eden" (2007), hostage Jessica in crime comedy "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It)" (2007) and crazed roommate Claire in psychological thriller "Veronika Decides to Die" (2009). After showing up in rom-com "Mercy" (2009) and starring as a grieving mother in horror movie "The Tortured" (2010), Christensen bagged the part of go-getting lawyer Julia in "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010-15). During her five-year run on the family drama, she also showed up in musical "How Sweet It Is" (2013) and played a runaway bride in TV movie "My Boyfriend's Dogs" (2014). Following its cancelation, she joined Ed Westwick as a serial killing-couple on the short-lived "Wicked City" (ABC, 2015) and became a TV movie regular, playing a high-powered exec in "Anything for Love" (2016), real life lawyer Anita Hill's friend in "Confirmation" (2016) and the object of an obsessed fan's affections in "The Follower" (2016). She also appeared in post-9/11 tale "All at Once" (2016), starred alongside Mike Vogel in faith-based drama "The Case for Christ" (2017) and played Kyra Sedgwick's sister Ali in missing girl mystery "Ten Days in the Valley" (ABC, 2017-18). Christensen then portrayed socialite Alice in TV movie "To Have and to Hold" (2019) before landing the role of Gertie in mob caper "Clover" (2019).

      Highest rated movies

      Kimi poster
      Kimi
      Traffic poster
      Traffic
      Confirmation poster
      Confirmation
      The Upside of Anger poster
      The Upside of Anger
      The Case for Christ poster
      The Case for Christ
      Home Room poster
      Home Room
      The Banger Sisters poster
      The Banger Sisters
      Mercy poster
      Mercy

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      35% 35% Cheaper by the Dozen Kate (Character) - 2022
      92% 52% Kimi Samantha Gerrity (Character) - 2022
      28% 57% Clover Gertie (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have and to Hold Alice (Character) - 2019
      61% 77% The Case for Christ Leslie Strobel (Character) $14.7M 2017
      No Score Yet 50% All at Once Tiffany Fontinella (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Follower Chelsea (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 48% Anything for Love Katherine (Character) - 2016
      83% 73% Confirmation Shirley Wiegand (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 29% My Boyfriends' Dogs Bailey (Character) - 2014
      0% 62% How Sweet It Is Sarah Cosmo (Character) - 2013
      5% 35% The Tortured Elise (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 50% Veronika Decides to Die Claire (Character) - 2009
      43% 56% Mercy Robin (Character) $5.1K 2009
      No Score Yet 87% Struck Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 33% Gardener of Eden Mona (Character) - 2007
      29% 42% How to Rob a Bank Jessica (Character) $711 2007
      29% 52% The Sisters Irene Prior (Character) - 2005
      37% 48% Flightplan Fiona (Character) $89.7M 2005
      74% 63% The Upside of Anger Andy Wolfmeyer (Character) $18.8M 2005
      23% 33% Riding the Bullet Jessica (Character) $101.1K 2004
      16% 44% The Perfect Score Anna (Character) $10.4M 2004
      No Score Yet 53% Wuthering Heights Cate (Character) - 2003
      55% 78% Home Room Deanna Cartwright (Character) - 2003
      48% 42% The Banger Sisters Hannah (Character) $30.3M 2002
      15% 32% Swimfan Madison Bell (Character) $28.6M 2002
      92% 85% Traffic Caroline Wakefield (Character) $124.1M 2000
      No Score Yet 37% Can of Worms Katelyn (Character) - 1999
      21% 31% Leave It to Beaver Karen (Character) $10.7M 1997

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Will Trent Angie Polaski (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2019
      55% 73% Ten Days in the Valley Ali (Character) 2017-2018
      18% 66% Wicked City Betty Beaumontaine (Character) 2015
      88% 95% Parenthood Julia Braverman (Character) 2010-2015
      No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Della Dillingham Young / Christmas Mother (Guest Voice),
      Unknown (Voice)
      2005 2009
      25% 75% Mercy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Sophie/Trisha/Jessie/RJ (Guest Star) 2009
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit FBI Special Agent Lauren Cooper (Guest Star) 2008
      42% 0% Six Degrees Mae Anderson (Character) 2006-2007
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
      No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 94% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      45% No Score Yet Time of Your Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks Unknown (Character) 1999
      95% 94% Frasier Teenager (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1997